ESPN’s NFL Reporter Chris Mortensen Died At 72!

NFL Reporter Chris Mortensen DiedNFL Reporter Chris Mortensen Died. Image Credit: Social Media.

With a heavy heart, we are here to announce that ESPN’s NFL reporter Chris Mortensen died at seventy-two. Mortensen was a world-renowned journalist with multiple high-profile reports under his name.

Remember the legendary journalist and learn about his life and career. Further, we will also reveal the cause of his death. So, stay tuned.

A Brief Info About the Late American Journalist

Chris was born on March 3, 2024, in Torrance, California, United States of America. He also served for two years in the army during the Vietnam War.

Mortensen stated that his journalism career began after discovering he could no longer play football, basketball, or baseball after high school. He gave up his dream of teaching and coaching when he saw how competitive sports journalism might be.

Chris garnered 18 journalism accolades after beginning his career in 1969 with the Daily Breeze newspaper in Torrance, California.

NFL Reporter Chris Mortensen Died
NFL Reporter Chris Mortensen Died. Image Credit: Social Media.

In 1978, the late journalist received the National Headliner Award for Investigative Reporting in all categories. In 1999, he created a film called The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling.

Mortensen began reporting for ESPN in 1991 and has since worked on the network’s Emmy Award-winning programs NFL GameDay/NFL Countdown/Sunday NFL Countdown and Outside the Lines.

The American national worked as an analyst for ESPN at the NFL Draft. He left the network in April 2023, after the 2023 NFL draft.

NFL Reporter Chris Mortensen Died – How And When?

The legendary journalist announced on January 15, 2016, that he was diagnosed with stage IV throat cancer via an ESPN statement. He took a leave of absence from his on-air work to spend more time with his wife, Micki and their son Alex Mortensen.

Mortensen fought cancer for the last eight years and passed away on March 3, 2024, at the age of seventy-two. However, the exact cause of his death is still not provided by his family and ESPN. But, we lost a great figure.

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Condolences From All Around the World

As soon as NFL reporter Chris Mortensen died, news circulated on social media platforms, and his well-wishers and friends shared heartfelt messages on social media platforms.

One of Mortensen’s longtime colleagues, Adam Schefter, wrote that Mort was the best and will be forever remembered and missed.

Similarly, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodwell said that Chris’s death was tragic for everyone involved in the National Football League.

We still cannot wrap our heads around the fact that Mortensen is no longer with us. We will miss his reporting and, most importantly, him. Rest in peace, Chris.

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